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2010-02-25 15:16:26

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone, a biomass derivative, into the chemical equivalent of jet fuel.

2010-02-22 17:23:30

Genetic interactions between avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal influenza viruses have the potential to create hybrid strains combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of H1N1, according to a new study.

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2010-02-17 08:30:50

A software program created by an engineer at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) can not only predict the types of specialized cells a stem cell will produce, but also foresee the outcome before the stem cell even divides.

2010-02-15 14:20:56

The great promise of induced pluripotent stem cells is that the all-purpose cells seem capable of performing all the same tricks as embryonic stem cells, but without the controversy.

2010-02-10 14:10:00

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With increasing attention being paid to marketing accountability, firms must justify their advertising expenditures with financial results. Drs.

2010-02-05 14:37:14

The amount of time children spend in institutional care may affect how their brains develop.

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2010-01-30 07:40:00

Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling, but it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions.

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2010-01-27 06:25:00

Despite warnings over loud rock music damaging their ears, the baby boomer generation appears to have better hearing than their parents did.

2010-01-25 14:54:00

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2010-01-12 15:08:03

While much of the promise of stem cells springs from their ability to develop into any cell type in the body, the biological workings that control that maturation process are still largely unknown.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.